Kingsport-Bristol foreclosure rate at 6-year low; delinquent mortgages, foreclosures down across Tri-Cities

By DON FENLEY Kingsport-Bristol’s foreclosure rate fell to a six-year low in the current CoreLogic report, and the delinquent mortgage rate is almost at same level. The Johnson City MSA’s foreclosure rate trend is also down but it has shown … [Read more...]

March private sector wages improve most in Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSA at bottom of state rankings

By DON FENLEY Employment increased across the Tri-Cities in March but the average private sector wage didn’t follow suit in all areas. That’s an illustration of restructuring of the local labor force since the Great Recession and the regional’s … [Read more...]

Johnson City MSA shows strongest area job sector growth trend; sectors ranked by total March jobs

By DON FENLEY Growth Johnson City MSA job sectors on the year-to-year metric in March were: Information; Leisure and Hospitality, Professional and Businesses Services; and Manufacturing. In the Kingsport-Bristol MSA the growth sectors were: … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol leads Tenn. in March sales tax collection declines

By DON FENLEY Kingsport-Bristol was a state leader again this month in sales tax collection comparisons as reported by MTSU’s Bureau of Economic Research Center. But this time it was all about declines. Kingsport-Bristol has the largest … [Read more...]